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  1. Stain/discoloration on tablesaw top

    Power Tools & Machinery
    Good evening! I have a Kobalt jobsite table saw with an aluminum top. I had the saw in my garage and a friend set a beverage on it as a table - my fault for not putting the saw more out of the way. I didn't catch it in time and now it has this ugly stain on it. I don't know if it's corrosion or...
  2. refinishing live edge table with bark

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, I have purchased this table top and would love to change the stain if at all possible. It has a thick clear coat (lacquer or resin or epoxy - I have no idea what). I believe the wood is cedar. 1. How do I strip the clear coat 2. Is it possible to sand the top to get rid of the reddish...
  3. Best finish for wood countertop - Butcher Block

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I have a wood countertop that I'm refinishing. It currently has a dark brown stain and a heavy finish. I'm going to remove that and want to achieve a more natural feel. So what is best to finish a butcher block countertop? I don't like a heavy shine. I see oil and wax options out there, which...
  4. Dry Sink Refinishing

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello! I recently purchased this old dry sink to use as a coffee station. I am in the process of refinishing it, but was wondering if anyone might be able to tell me what type of wood it is? Also, it has MANY coats of paint on the "sink" part, so I'd welcome any tips for getting the little...
  5. Fisheyes in Refinished Table

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, I had sme questions about bubbles/fish-eyes in a dining room table top. We are refinishing a second oak dining room table. The first one we did, we sanded clean, stained, shellac, and poly coated. Before doing the shellac, we had a lot of fish eyes, but only a few after we re-sanded and...
  6. Sand and Refinish Poker Table - Help!

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I recently picked up a poker table at a garage sale. I'm not a big fan of the color as well as the damage to the top of the table either from heat or water. Can anyone tell me if it's possible to remove the stain/damage maybe by sanding and then re-staining? I've never work with wood before so...
  7. goldenjul

    Wood Finishing
    I have an old Lane cedar chest that belonged to my parents. The veneer was tearing off and the outside was very damaged. My Dad started to refinish it before he died and now i would like to finish the job. He had sanded most of the veneer off and I guess was going to seal it. I would like to...
  8. Weird Refinishing water stain problem

    Wood Finishing
    I'm working on an old dining/library table that was pretty beat up when i bought it. I've finished the bottom with no major issues, and I began the last area - the top surface. I sanded the entire top down to the wood, which removed all of the old finish and all old stains (light and dark). I...
  9. Refinish Cherry Cabinets

    Wood Finishing
    My kitchen has these great cherry cabinets but they are showing their age in spots. I posted some pics of some dings and scuffs here and there. There doesn't seem to be any major repairs needed just touching up the finish. Any suggestions? Wasn't sure how much sanding and refinishing would be...
  10. How do I achieve a dark gray stain...NEED EXPERT ADVICE

    Wood Finishing
    I'm not a wood expert, nor a finishing expert. I started a project at home and it's veered off in a way that I do not like. I purchased two unfinished wood 3 drawer dressers, which I want to finish in a dark gray but still be able to see the grain. My first attempt did not come out right, I...
  11. Alcohol stain on bare wood

    Wood Finishing
    I bought a nice walnut table off someone for cheap as a project and it has this nasty stain on it that I'm quite sure is alcohol. I was stripping down and refinishing it as a project anyway, hoping that would solve it, but the alcohol had gone through the finish and stained the bare wood. It...
  12. Help refinishing mid century desk

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey everyone! I just found this mid-century modern style desk at my Goodwill. To my knowledge it's not a name brand piece from that era and there are no markings anywhere by the maker, so I'm not really sure when or where this came from. I want to fix her up and make her pretty again. I am...
  13. Southwest rustic stain?

    Wood Finishing
    I have a lodgepole pine bed frame that is about 20 yrs old. I have sanded off the old varnish and the dings and am now thinking about the finish. I've been looking at the southwest/mexican rustic furniture, and think that look would work for my bed. I like the dark blue or purple colors. Could...
  14. Ipe Porch

    Wood Finishing
    I have an Ipe porch that is in desperate need of sealing/refinishing ... I have no idea what the best products are, so I could really use some advice from someone who has experience/knowledge in this area. What is a good product to use... that will both provide the best protection, as well as...
  15. finish is coming off of newer amish cabinets

    Wood Finishing
    When I built my house, I had the amish build me birch cabinets with a clear natural finish. After only 3 years I started to notice around some joints and end grains the finish was turning white and coming off. last year I sent a few of the doors back to them to fix, and I think they just put a...
  16. Stripping a dark stained coffee table - help

    Wood Finishing
    I want to attempt refinishing a nice table I got at a discount. There are some small scratches, swirl marks, etc and every time I clean it it's like polishing a turn. The stain is black. Not sure if its wood or veneer. Whats the best way to go about this? I've never done anything like this...
  17. How to remove Waxy like coating from rosewood before restaining

    Wood Finishing
    I would really appreciate input on how to refinish this Gudme Mobelfabrik table. The current red finish does not work with our dark mahogany chairs. Here is a little history on the table, Danish circa 1960, hardwood with (supposedly) a teak veneer on rosewood. I read about refinishing teak...
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